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Animal Referral Hospital Brisbane

Proud to be part of the Animal Referral & Emergency Network

 

Specialist Referral and Emergency Services

532 Seventeen Mile Rocks Rd,
Sinnamon Park, QLD 4073

Open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year

(07) 3172 0593
brisbane@arhvets.com

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Emergency and Critical Care

If you have an emergency or are worried about your pet’s health, please contact us on (07) 3172 0593 and we can assess the need for emergency treatment. You don’t need a referral or appointment to attend our hospital in an emergency.

 

About ARH Brisbane


We believe life is better with a pet.

At our Brisbane hospital in Sinnamon Park, ARH provides a 24-hour emergency service and specialist referral services in surgery, internal medicine, oncology, and neurology.

All of our services are combined into one fully integrated business. This means that whether your pet comes to us for specialist treatment or emergency care they are treated by the same team members, using the same computer systems and equipment. This ensures your pet’s treatment is as seamless and stress-free as possible.

 

    

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Meet our team

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Dr Lance Wilson

Small Animal Surgery Specialist

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Dr Lance Wilson

Small Animal Surgery Specialist

BVSc (Hons) FANZCVS (Small Animal Surgery)

Lance graduated from the University of Queensland in 2000 and after eight years in general practice, including the obligatory UK locum circuit, returned to UQ as a staff surgeon.

He commenced a residency training program in 2010 and in 2015 attained Fellowship of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in small animal surgery.

Lance was head of the small animal surgery department at UQ until leaving in January 2017 to help create ARH Brisbane as a founding partner.

Lance remains passionate about all aspects of surgery, however has a special interest in neurosurgery, complex fracture repair and limb deformity correction.

Lance is kept busy and grounded by his beautiful wife Kirsten, three gorgeous children, a pack of dogs and a few tame cattle. In his little spare time, Lance enjoys the outdoors, spending time with his family and hobbling around the football field.

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Dr Jarrod Drew

Small Animal Surgery Specialist

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Dr Jarrod Drew

Small Animal Surgery Specialist

BVSc, MANZCVS, MVetSurg, DECVS

Jarrod trained at the University of Queensland before undertaking specialist training in small animal surgery at Murdoch University, Western Australia. 

He has attained a Graduate Diploma in Tertiary Education, a Dual Masters Degree in Small Animal Surgery, and is a member of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Surgeons. Jarrod is a diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Surgeons.

Jarrod is passionate about all aspects of surgery with special interests in Brachycephalic airway disease, cruciate disease, neurosurgery, and fracture repair. 

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Dr Elizabeth Hoffman

Small Animal Surgery Registrar

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Dr Elizabeth Hoffman

Small Animal Surgery Registrar

BVSc (Hons) MANZCVS

Jarrod trained at the University of Queensland before undertaking specialist training in small animal surgery at Murdoch University, Western Australia. 

He has attained a Graduate Diploma in Tertiary Education, a Dual Masters Degree in Small Animal Surgery, and is a member of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Surgeons. Jarrod is a diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Surgeons.

Jarrod is passionate about all aspects of surgery with special interests in Brachycephalic airway disease, cruciate disease, neurosurgery, and fracture repair. 

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Dr Casey Gordon

Surgery Resident

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Dr Casey Gordon

Surgery Resident

BVSc (Hons) MANZCVS (Surgery)

Casey grew up on the beaches of the Sunshine Coast. She graduated from the University of Queensland, with honours, in 2013. She spent six years in general practice where she developed a passion for small animal surgery, particularly lameness, fracture repair and brachycephalic surgery.

She completed two years of surgical internship and became a member of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Surgeons. She is now completing her surgical residency here at ARH to become a specialist surgeon.

In her spare time, Casey is kept busy by her two young boys and her little mixed breed dog, Bailey.

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Dr William McLanachan

Veterinary Intern (Surgery)

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Dr William McLanachan

Veterinary Intern (Surgery)

BVSc (Hons) MANZCVS (Surgery)

Casey grew up on the beaches of the Sunshine Coast. She graduated from the University of Queensland, with honours, in 2013. She spent six years in general practice where she developed a passion for small animal surgery, particularly lameness, fracture repair and brachycephalic surgery.

She completed two years of surgical internship and became a member of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Surgeons. She is now completing her surgical residency here at ARH to become a specialist surgeon.

In her spare time, Casey is kept busy by her two young boys and her little mixed breed dog, Bailey.

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Dr Farrah Harris

Veterinary Intern (Surgery)

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Dr Farrah Harris

Veterinary Intern (Surgery)

BVSc (Hons)

Farrah graduated from the University of Queensland with honours in 2020.

She grew up in Gympie, QLD, before moving to Brisbane to complete her university degree. Since graduation, Farrah has completed two veterinary internships, following her passion for small animal surgery, particularly spinal surgery and angular limb correction.

In her spare time, Farrah enjoys travelling, going to the beach and spending time with her two dogs, Charlie the Maltese cross, and Frankie the Miniature Dachshund.

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Dr Colin Yeung

Veterinary Intern (Surgery)

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Dr Colin Yeung

Veterinary Intern (Surgery)

BVSc (Hons)

Colin graduated from the University of Queensland with honours in 2022. He was born and raised in Hong Kong and moved to Brisbane to study veterinary science. During his university years, he developed a strong interest in surgery. Prior to commencing the surgery internship, he also completed a rotating internship here at ARH. Outside of work, Colin enjoys playing (but more often watching) soccer matches, and spending time with his cat, Hedwig.

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Dr Fiona Krait

Veterinary Intern (Surgery)

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Dr Fiona Krait

Veterinary Intern (Surgery)

BVetMed MRCVS

Fiona graduated from Royal Veterinary College in London in 2019. She was born in France, and grew up in Paris and various other locations within the UK. She is passionate about surgery, especially soft tissue. Outside of work, Fiona enjoys karate, reading, board games and exploring Australia with her German Shepherd Sylphrena and cat Kelsier.

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Dr Elizabeth Dill-Macky

Small Animal Internal Medicine Specialist

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Dr Elizabeth Dill-Macky

Small Animal Internal Medicine Specialist

BVSc (Hons) DipVetClinStud MANZCVS (Small Animal Medicine) DACVIM-SAIM

Following graduation from the University of Queensland in 1982, Elizabeth completed an internship in small animal clinical studies at the University of Sydney.

Her specialty training in small animal internal medicine was undertaken in the USA with a residency at the University of Florida followed by a year as a clinical instructor at the University of Pennsylvania.

Elizabeth subsequently worked as a small animal medical registrar at the University of Sydney for eight years before becoming one of the first internal medicine specialists and directors of the Animal Referral Hospital in Sydney.

Elizabeth spent seven years living overseas with her husband and Morris, their cat, working in Switzerland, at the University of Bern’s veterinary hospital, and at a private specialist and emergency hospital in Greensboro, North Carolina.

She is one of the founding partners of the ARH Brisbane specialist and emergency hospital.

Elizabeth is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine and a Member of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in small animal medicine.

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Dr Emily Cook

Small Animal Internal Medicine Specialist

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Dr Emily Cook

Small Animal Internal Medicine Specialist

BVSc, FANZCVS (Small Animal Medicine)

Emily graduated from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science, first class honours in 2006 and worked in small animal practice in Brisbane for a year.

She then undertook a small animal rotating internship at the University of Queensland veterinary teaching hospital in 2008 and it was during her internship she developed a love of internal medicine.

Emily achieved Membership to the Small Animal Medicine Chapter of the ANZCVS in 2010 and started her formal residency training at the University of Queensland in 2012. During her time at the University of Queensland she was heavily involved in the teaching and mentoring of veterinary students and was awarded Best Clinician by the final year students in 2016.

She successfully passed her fellowship exams in small animal medicine in July 2017.

Emily enjoys all aspect of internal medicine and has particular interests in gastrointestinal, kidney and immunologic disease. She also enjoys clinical teaching and places great importance on client education.

She is grounded by her husband and Golden Retriever, Stanley.

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Dr Gemma Birnie

Small Animal Internal Medicine Specialist

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Dr Gemma Birnie

Small Animal Internal Medicine Specialist

BVSc (Hons) FANZCVS (Small Animal Medicine)

Gemma graduated from Massey University in New Zealand with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science with honours in 2009.

She worked in general practice on the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria for 2 years, before completing an internship at Sydney University.

After completion of her internship, Gemma worked as an emergency veterinarian in a private specialist clinic in Melbourne.

In 2014, she moved to Queensland, undertaking an internal medicine residency at a Brisbane specialist centre.

Gemma successfully passed her fellowship exams in 2018.

She has particular interests in immune mediated disease, infectious disease and neurology.

Gemma’s hobbies outside of work include bushwalking, baking, flower arranging, and spending time with her partner and cheeky Wirehaired Dachshund, Hazel.

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Dr Jordan Fletcher

Medicine Resident

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Dr Jordan Fletcher

Medicine Resident

Jordan graduated from the University of Queensland in 2020 with first class honours. She received the ASAV Small Animal Medicine and Surgery Award, the VSS Award for Excellence in Small Animal Medicine, and the RHG Burns Memorial Prize.

 

After completing two internships at the Animal Referral Hospital, she spent time in general practice, then returned to us to complete an internal medicine residency. Jordan enjoys all aspects of internal medicine. Her particular interests include gastroenterology, endocrinology, and nephrology.

 

In her spare time, she spends time with her partner and her two naughty dogs, Indy and George.

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Dr Alexander Hartmann

Veterinary Intern (Medicine)

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Dr Alexander Hartmann

Veterinary Intern (Medicine)

BVSc

Alex graduated from James Cook University with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Distinction) in 2022.

He was born and raised in Brisbane, working in referral practice for two years as a Veterinary Technician prior to enrolling in veterinary science. Throughout his studies, Alex worked in the emergency department of a teaching hospital in North Queensland as well as being a member of our emergency team during semester holidays. He has particular interest in internal medicine and clinical pathology, however enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine.

In his spare time, Alex enjoys being outdoors and spending time with his Gordon Setter, Theo.

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Dr Amber Jurek

Veterinary Intern (Medicine)

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Dr Amber Jurek

Veterinary Intern (Medicine)

BSc(VetBiosc) DVM

Amber graduated from the University of Adelaide in 2020. Born and raised in Adelaide, she completed a rotating internship at SASH Adelaide, where she further developed her passion for small animal medicine. In her spare time, Amber enjoys reading, spending time in nature (hiking, camping, exploring national parks), café hopping and walking her beloved Border Collie, Kai.

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Dr Max Ernst

Veterinary Intern (Medicine)

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Dr Max Ernst

Veterinary Intern (Medicine)

BVSc

Max graduated from James Cook University in Townsville in 2019. He worked in general practice for several years, travelling around Australia and New Zealand, before joining the team at ARH. He enjoys all aspects of internal medicine, with a particular interest in immune-mediated diseases. In his spare time, Max enjoys being outdoors, boating and travelling.

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Dr Maurine Thomson

Small Animal Surgery and Surgical Oncology Specialist

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Dr Maurine Thomson

Small Animal Surgery and Surgical Oncology Specialist

BVSc FANZCVS (Small Animal Surgery)

Maurine graduated from the University of Queensland in 1987 and worked as a new graduate in mixed practice in Maffra, Victoria and Moruya in New South Wales.

After several years travelling and working as a locum, she settled on a career in surgery and commenced a surgical internship in 1993.

Maurine completed a surgical residency at Murdoch University in 1996 before taking up a registrar position at the University of Queensland. The following year she undertook additional training in surgical oncology via a fellowship at Colorado State University and in 1998 attained fellowship in small animal surgery with the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists.

Since 1997 Maurine has worked exclusively in veterinary oncology. She is a registered specialist in small animal surgery and surgical oncology. Her strong interests are in mast cell tumours, oral tumours and thoracic and reconstructive surgery.

Maurine has written several book chapters on surgical oncology and is a recognised supervisor of specialist oncologists in Australia.

Her other non-veterinary interests include bushwalking, catering to the needs of two teenagers, a 13-year-old Cavalier King Charles (without a heart murmur!), four cats and a large garden. Her husband supports her and their friends with his craft brewing, and the bar is always open!

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Dr Kathleen O'Connell

Oncology Specialist

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Dr Kathleen O'Connell

Oncology Specialist

BVSc (Hons) FANZCVS (Oncology) MANZCVS (Small Animal Medicine) BBiomedSc (Hons) (Microbiology)

Kathleen has been dedicated to the field of oncology since working as a researcher on the human melanoma vaccine trial at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in 2001.

She credits her background in immunology research and publication of a thesis on tumour cell metastasis with piquing her interest in the specialty of oncology. After a number of years in cancer research she completed a bachelor of veterinary science, graduating from the University of Queensland in 2006 with first class honours. Following graduation, she worked in general practice in Brisbane before commencing training as a resident in veterinary oncology in 2008.

In 2010 she attained membership of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in small animal medicine and in 2013 achieved fellowship of the ANZCVS in veterinary oncology, becoming a registered specialist in the field. Her main areas of interest include haematological cancers, melanoma and mast cell tumours. Kathleen lectures students and examines for candidates becoming specialists and is a recognised trainer of specialist oncologists in Australia. Kathleen is a founding partner of the Brisbane Animal Referral Hospital.

Kathleen is also kept busy with her beautiful sons, wonderful husband and one very old Siberian Husky.

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Dr Elizabeth Morgan

Oncology Specialist

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Dr Elizabeth Morgan

Oncology Specialist

BVSc (Hons) FANZCVS (Oncology) MANZCVS (Small Animal Medicine)

Elizabeth graduated from the University of Queensland in 2010. After graduating she spent two years working in mixed practice in Northern New South Wales. After returning to Queensland and working in small animal practice for 12 months she commenced a 12-month rotating internship at a referral practice in Brisbane. 

Elizabeth then completed a 12-month oncology internship with current ARH oncologists, Kathleen O’Connell and Maurine Thomson, during which time she successfully passed her membership examinations in small animal internal medicine. She then commenced a residency and passed her ANZCVS fellowship examinations in veterinary oncology in 2020 and is a registered specialist in Veterinary Oncology.

Elizabeth is now a supervisor for oncology candidates and is currently the head examiner for Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists for Veterinary Oncology. 

She is particularly interested in haematopoietic tumours, mast cell tumours and is passionate about maintaining an excellent quality of life for her patients.

Outside of work, Elizabeth enjoys riding her horses or spending time with her family and  dogs  Faddy and Macca.

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Dr Rosemary Soh

Oncology Resident

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Dr Rosemary Soh

Oncology Resident

Rosemary is a Melbourne University graduate of 2014. She began her career working in different small animal practices, where she gained valuable experience in working with geriatric animals. It was during this time that she discovered her passion for Oncology and decided to specialize in this field.

After completing a year-long Oncology internship at an Animal Cancer clinic in Melbourne, Rosemary relocated to Brisbane to pursue a residency under the guidance of Dr. Morgan, Dr. O’Connell, and Dr. Thomson.

She is passionate about working with pet owners to tailor a treatment plan for cancer patients that prioritise their wellbeing.

In her free time, Rosemary enjoys spending time cuddling her British Shorthair, Prince Hubert, practicing pilates, and discovering Brisbane’s cafe scene.

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Dr Imogen Geh

Veterinary Intern (Oncology)

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Dr Imogen Geh

Veterinary Intern (Oncology)

BSc (Vet Bio), DVM

Imogen graduated from the University of Adelaide in 2019.

She was born and raised in Adelaide, and worked in general practice for several years prior to moving to Brisbane. She enjoys all aspects of internal medicine, but has a particular interest in endocrinology, neurology and infectious disease.

In her spare time, Imogen enjoys a variety of ocean hobbies, including scuba diving and surfing, and loves to get lost in a good book.

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Dr Christine Thomson

Neurology Specialist

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Dr Christine Thomson

Neurology Specialist

BVSc (Hons), DACVIM (Neurol), DECVN, PhD.

Christine graduated from the University of Melbourne in 1983, and completed a small animal medical and surgical neurology residency at North Carolina State College of Veterinary Medicine, USA, and a PhD in neuroscience at University of Glasgow, UK.

She is a Diplomate of both the American and European Veterinary Colleges of Neurology and has  worked at Melbourne, Glasgow, and Massey Universities, and latterly, in the Veterinary Medicine Department at University of Alaska. At the end of 2019, Christine swapped Alaska’s -30 0C for +30 0C here in Brisbane and started with the Animal Referral Hospital.

Along with her colleague, Dr Caroline Hahn, Christine has distilled decades of study and teaching about clinical neuroanatomy and neurological localisation into the text book, Veterinary Neuroanatomy: a clinical Approach (Elsevier 2012). Additionally, she has authored/co-authored more than 40 scientific papers ranging from neurobiology and neuronal cell culture to the neurological examination of seals, and spoken at national and international conferences.

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Dr Sarah Purcell

Veterinary Criticalist

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Dr Sarah Purcell

Veterinary Criticalist

BVSC (Hons) MANZCVS MVECC DACVECC

Sarah graduated from the University of Queensland in 2006 and worked in mixed general practice for 3 years before moving to Townsville to work as an emergency veterinarian at James Cook University.

Realising her passion for emergency and critical care, in 2012 Sarah moved to Perth to complete a residency in Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care at Murdoch University. During this time she obtained membership to the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in Small Animal Surgery, and Small Animal Emergency & Critical Care.

Sarah became a board certified specialist with the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care in 2015, and completed a Masters of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care in 2016. Since 2017 Sarah has been teaching students as a Senior Lecturer at the University of Queensland.

In 2022, she joined the team at ARH, wanting to focus her time more clinically treating critical care patients.

Her interests include all aspects of transfusion medicine, electrolyte abnormalities, emergency ultrasound and intravenous fluid therapy.

In her spare time she loves running and cross-fit, and spending time with her Golden Retriever Lola and her cat Evey.

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Dr Sureiyan Hardjo

Veterinary Criticalist

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Dr Sureiyan Hardjo

Veterinary Criticalist

BSc, BVMS, GradCertClinEd, MANZCVS (ECC, SA Surgery), FHEA, DACVECC

Sureiyan completed his veterinary training at Murdoch University in 2013 and has been working in South-East Queensland since.

He began his career with a rotating internship at the University of Queensland, then spent several years working as a full-time after-hours emergency and critical care vet. He developed a passion for clinical teaching, which led him to attain a graduate certificate in clinical education through Flinders University and fellowship status with the Higher Education Academy.

He is a member of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists by examination in emergency and critical care and small animal surgery.

Sureiyan undertook his specialist training in emergency medicine and critical care at the University of Queensland, whilst concurrently completing a professional doctorate, researching surgical airway access. He enjoys being able to provide the highest level of care for any patient with a life-threatening condition. His professional interests include respiratory emergencies and trauma.

Sureiyan has been a massive Formula 1 fan for decades and is a car guy. In his free time, he likes tinkering with the family cars, gaming, cooking, HIIT and spending time with his family.

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Dr Thy Nguyen

Emergency Veterinarian

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Dr Thy Nguyen

Emergency Veterinarian

BVSc (Hons)

Thy graduated from the University of Queensland with honours in 2020.

She has a special interest in small animal emergency and critical care.

In her spare time, Thy enjoys travelling, trying new foods, and spending time with her cat, Marmalade.

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Dr Tiffany Yung

Emergency Veterinarian

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Dr Tiffany Yung

Emergency Veterinarian

BVSc (Hons)

Tiffany graduated from the University of Queensland with honours in 2018.

She grew up in Hong Kong before moving to Brisbane, and has a special interest in small animal emergency and critical care.

In her spare time, Tiffany enjoys playing tennis, hiking, cooking and playing the guitar and piano, and spending time with her dog Hazel, and two cats, Skylar and Leah.

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Dr Hayat Zailan

Emergency Veterinarian

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Dr Hayat Zailan

Emergency Veterinarian

BVSc (Hons I)

Hayat graduated from the University of Queensland with first class honours in 2022.

He grew up in Singapore, and has a special interest in emergency and critical care.

In his spare time, Hayat enjoys travelling, photography, hiking and cooking.

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Dr Amber Giles

Diagnostic Imaging Veterinarian

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Dr Amber Giles

Diagnostic Imaging Veterinarian

BVSc

Amber graduated from James Cook University in North Queensland in 2012. She then worked as a vet in Cairns for four years before moving to the Sunshine Coast. It was while working at the Sunshine Coast that Amber discovered her passion for diagnostic imaging and started to focus her career around this area.

She has continued to study, and has completed a Certificate in Diagnostic Imaging through Massey University. In 2021, she will sit her Memberships through the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in Diagnostic Imaging.

Amber hopes to continue her passion and attain specialist qualification in diagnostic imaging. Amber has a boxer dog called Lego, and in her spare time she enjoys Muay Thai, going to the gym, eating great food and going to the beach.

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Dr Robyn Briggs

Veterinary Intern (Rotating)

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Dr Robyn Briggs

Veterinary Intern (Rotating)

BVSc (Hons)

Robyn graduated from the University of Queensland with first class honours in 2023. She was born and raised in Brisbane, and has a keen interest in all aspects of internal medicine and emergency and critical care. Outside of work, Robyn enjoys pilates, camping, and spending time with family, friends, and her cheeky cat, Yoda.

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Dr Jade de Beer

Veterinary Intern (Rotating)

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Dr Jade de Beer

Veterinary Intern (Rotating)

BSc(VetBiosc) DVM

Jade graduated from the University of Adelaide in 2023. She was born in South Africa, and moved to Australia in 2007, having spent time in both Sydney and Adelaide. She is enjoys all aspects of internal medicine, anaesthesia and emergency and critical care. In her spare time, Jade enjoys going to the beach, swimming, reading, and spending time with her cat, Willow.

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Dr Thomas Labone

Veterinary Intern (Rotating)

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Dr Thomas Labone

Veterinary Intern (Rotating)

BVSc

Thomas graduated from James Cook University in Townsville in 2021. He is passionate about all aspect of veterinary medicine for small animals, and also horses. Outside of work, he enjoys surfing, rock climbing and camping, and has been doing gymnastics (athlete, coach and judge) for over 14 years.

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Dr Brian Ng

Veterinary Intern (Rotating)

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Dr Brian Ng

Veterinary Intern (Rotating)

BSc DVM

Brian graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2023. He grew up in the sunny island nation of Singapore, and has special interests in neurology, imaging and surgery. In his spare time, Brian enjoys baking, hiking, and playing football and badminton.

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Dr Adeline Mak

Veterinary Intern (Rotating)

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Dr Adeline Mak

Veterinary Intern (Rotating)

BVSc

Adeline graduated from the University of Queensland in 2023. Adeline grew up in Hong Kong, and has a special interest in emergency and critical care. Outside of work she enjoys playing the piano, rock climbing and going to the gym.

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Lisa Govier

Client Relationship Manager

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Lisa Govier

Client Relationship Manager

Lisa was born in Brisbane, and raised in the Brisbane Valley, where she spent over 14 years nursing in general practice, 7 of those as practice manager.

She is passionate about nurturing the relationship between animal, owner and the veterinary team, to create an exceptional veterinary experience.

In her spare time, Lisa enjoys crocheting, gardening, mountain biking, and spending time with her partner and their French Bulldog, Piggy.

Specialist referrals and appointments

To make a booking, you will need a referral from your regular veterinarian to see an ARH specialist. Appointments can be made by contacting a member of our reception team at (07) 3172 0593 or brisbane@arhvets.com.

We have free onsite parking. Please bring all current medications and any other information your referring vet may have given you. Please enquire with our reception team at the time of booking in case there are any special requirements your pet needs prior to your appointment i.e. fasting or withholding medications.

Depending on the nature of your pet’s illness you will meet with either a surgery, medicine, oncology, neurology or emergency and critical care specialist. Our specialists will discuss your pet’s history and assess your pet.

Your pet may need to stay in the hospital for further diagnostic work or treatment so we advise keeping some flexibility where possible on the day of your appointment. Our specialists will provide a complete range of options for your pet’s treatment including prognosis and an estimation of costs.

Our specialists will work closely with your referring veterinarian to ensure a coordinated approach is taken to your pet’s care.

To make a vet referral, contact us via phone or email, or fill out our online referral form. We are also happy to discuss a case at any time, including offering after-hours advice from our emergency team.

   

Our specialist services

Our specialist practitioners provide world-class medical care in surgery, internal medicine, oncology, neurology, and emergency and critical care, and will talk you through a range of treatment options for your pet.

Your ARH specialist will also work closely with your regular veterinarian to ensure a coordinated approach to your pet’s care. Open Monday to Friday from 8 am to 6 pm, you will need a referral from your veterinarian to see a specialist.

Our specialists have undertaken years of advanced training in veterinary medicine. After graduating as veterinarians they have completed internship and residency programs. They have sat and passed rigorous examinations that subsequently allow them to be registered in Australia as a specialist. Veterinary specialists are recognized by their peers as having the highest level of skills and knowledge within their field of veterinary medicine.

   

ARH offers a comprehensive range of surgical solutions for dogs and cats including orthopaedic, soft tissue, trauma, reconstructive and neurological surgery. Led by our specialist surgeons, we take a considered approach to surgery and will provide a thorough plan to help ensure the best result for your pet.

Common surgical procedures performed at ARH include stifle (knee) stabilisation procedures for cruciate ligament insufficiency, fracture repair, limb deformity correction, arthroscopy, abdominal and thoracic surgery, reconstructive surgery, hemilaminectomy and ventral slot procedures for intervertebral disc disease and spinal stabilisation for vertebral fracture/luxation.

We are fully equipped with the most up to date surgical equipment and implants including:

  • Standard and locking, titanium and stainless-steel plates for fracture repair
  • Minimally invasive (keyhole) surgical equipment for arthroscopy, laparoscopy and thoracoscopy
  • External fixation implants for limb deformity correction and fracture repair
  • Ureteral stents and bypass implants for ureteral obstruction
  • Bipolar vessel-sealing technology for ligation
  • Stapling devices for organ removal
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In-house access to high-field MRI, CT, digital radiography, fluoroscopy and ultrasound provide the most advanced diagnostic imaging options available in Queensland.

Our specialist surgeons are assisted by a highly qualified support team. The integration of surgery with internal medicine, oncology, neurology, diagnostic imaging and emergency and critical care ensures a seamless approach to your pet’s care. Exemplary postoperative pain relief and care for surgical patients is provided by our 24 hour hospital and intensive care unit.

Our specialists are happy to discuss diagnosis and treatment of patients with referring veterinarians by phone or email correspondence including a radiographic appraisal of any case.

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Our internal medicine specialists are qualified in both canine and feline internal medicine. They treat a broad range of cases such as gastrointestinal disease (including liver, pancreas and bowel disease); cardiac and respiratory disease; endocrine problems (such as diabetes and thyroid disease); kidney and liver; immune system; and joint disease.

The internal medicine team at ARH Brisbane consists of Dr Elizabeth Dill-Macky, Dr Emily Cook and Dr Gemma Birnie.

The training and experience of our internal medicine specialists enables them to work with your local veterinarian to provide the highest standard of care for your pet. Our specialists receive referrals for patients that are critically ill as well as those with chronic or ongoing problems.

They are able to use their expertise combined with diagnostic tools, including endoscopy, ultrasound, CT and MRI, to investigate the cause of a pet’s illness and to offer the best possible advice on treatment options.

Our surgical oncology specialist provide a truly comprehensive veterinary cancer treatment service.

 

Upon seeing one of our oncologists further tests may be recommended for your pet and can include advanced diagnostic imaging such as radiology, ultrasound, CT or MRI.

 

Our oncologists will discuss all available treatment options and together you will decide the best course of treatment for you and your family. Oncology treatment is supported by our ARH specialists in medicine and intensive care to allow the very best outcome possible.

 

Our specialists are happy to discuss diagnosis and treatment of patients with referring veterinarians by phone or email correspondence including a radiographic appraisal of any case.

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Our Neurology team assesses, diagnoses and treats diseases involving the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves and muscles.

Common diseases include:

  • Seizures (epilepsy)
  • Brain tumours
  • Meningitis
  • Vestibular (balance) disorders
  • Tremors and movement disorders
  • COMS and syringomyelia
  • Spinal cord problems e.g. intervertebral disc disease, Wobbler syndrome, back pain, paralysis
  • Muscle wastage and diseases including myositis and myasthaenia gravis
  • Our specialist equipment includes high field MRI (1.5T), CT, electrodiagnostics and BAER testing.

Our specialist equipment includes high field MRI (1.5T), CT, electrodiagnostics and BAER testing, which allow us to investigate a patient’s problem and offer the best possible advice on treatment options.

We are happy to discuss cases with referring veterinarians by phone or email correspondence.

   

Our support services

At ARH Brisbane we believe that our diagnostic imaging, nursing, reception and intensive care services are the backbone of our hospital.

We go to great lengths to ensure we have the best team and equipment in these areas so that we can offer complete and cutting-edge assessment and treatment to all our patients.

ARH Brisbane’s diagnostic imaging suite is the most advanced in Queensland. This enables our specialists to obtain the highest quality images required for diagnosis, treatment planning and prognosis of your pet’s condition.

Onsite, ARH Brisbane’s imaging suite consists of:

  • 1.5T MRI
  • 64-slice helical CT
  • DR Digital Radiography
  • Ultrasound
  • Fluoroscopy

Images are interpreted by highly skilled clinicians and supported by specialist radiologists within the ARH group.

Our ARH nurses are qualified, highly skilled, and compassionate people who will go above and beyond in caring for your pet. We have dedicated nurses in surgery, oncology, internal medicine, intensive care and emergency and critical care.


ARH encompasses a specialist referral service and emergency hospital in one business which allows our nurses to provide seamless continuity of care to your pet. Whatever time of the day your pet is being treated, our nurses will strive to provide a comfortable and anxiety-free stay for your much-loved animal.

Our customer care team are the welcoming face of our organisation and will support you during your time at our hospital.

 

Our customer care team members are highly trained and compassionate people and can assist with making and changing appointments, organising visits with your pet, providing information on hospital stays and connecting you with our specialists.

 

They are also the resident experts in payment options, such as VetPay, and can process your insurance claims if desired.

At ARH we have a dedicated intensive care unit (ICU) which is open 24 hours a day all year round.

 

Our ICU team is highly trained to monitor and treat the most critically ill patients. They have access to state of the art equipment including invasive and non-invasive blood pressure monitoring, mechanical ventilator support and oxygen therapy, as well as the most up to date in-house blood testing machines for haematology, biochemistry, coagulation and blood-gas analysis.

 

Our team provides constant, close monitoring of all animals requiring ICU support and specialises in providing pain management, intravenous fluid resuscitation, blood transfusions, oxygen support and nutrition to patients. Their dedicated care can often be the key factor in a pet’s survival.

 

Our ICU is managed by Veterinary Criticalists, Dr Sarah Purcell and Dr Sureiyan Hardjo.

   

Meet our team

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Dr Lance Wilson

Small Animal Surgery Specialist

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Dr Lance Wilson

Small Animal Surgery Specialist

BVSc (Hons) FANZCVS (Small Animal Surgery)

Lance graduated from the University of Queensland in 2000 and after eight years in general practice, including the obligatory UK locum circuit, returned to UQ as a staff surgeon.

He commenced a residency training program in 2010 and in 2015 attained Fellowship of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in small animal surgery.

Lance was head of the small animal surgery department at UQ until leaving in January 2017 to help create ARH Brisbane as a founding partner.

Lance remains passionate about all aspects of surgery, however has a special interest in neurosurgery, complex fracture repair and limb deformity correction.

Lance is kept busy and grounded by his beautiful wife Kirsten, three gorgeous children, a pack of dogs and a few tame cattle. In his little spare time, Lance enjoys the outdoors, spending time with his family and hobbling around the football field.

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Dr Jarrod Drew

Small Animal Surgery Specialist

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Dr Jarrod Drew

Small Animal Surgery Specialist

BVSc, MANZCVS, MVetSurg, DECVS

Jarrod trained at the University of Queensland before undertaking specialist training in small animal surgery at Murdoch University, Western Australia. 

He has attained a Graduate Diploma in Tertiary Education, a Dual Masters Degree in Small Animal Surgery, and is a member of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Surgeons. Jarrod is a diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Surgeons.

Jarrod is passionate about all aspects of surgery with special interests in Brachycephalic airway disease, cruciate disease, neurosurgery, and fracture repair. 

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Dr Elizabeth Hoffman

Small Animal Surgery Registrar

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Dr Elizabeth Hoffman

Small Animal Surgery Registrar

BVSc (Hons) MANZCVS

Jarrod trained at the University of Queensland before undertaking specialist training in small animal surgery at Murdoch University, Western Australia. 

He has attained a Graduate Diploma in Tertiary Education, a Dual Masters Degree in Small Animal Surgery, and is a member of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Surgeons. Jarrod is a diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Surgeons.

Jarrod is passionate about all aspects of surgery with special interests in Brachycephalic airway disease, cruciate disease, neurosurgery, and fracture repair. 

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Dr Casey Gordon

Surgery Resident

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Dr Casey Gordon

Surgery Resident

BVSc (Hons) MANZCVS (Surgery)

Casey grew up on the beaches of the Sunshine Coast. She graduated from the University of Queensland, with honours, in 2013. She spent six years in general practice where she developed a passion for small animal surgery, particularly lameness, fracture repair and brachycephalic surgery.

She completed two years of surgical internship and became a member of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Surgeons. She is now completing her surgical residency here at ARH to become a specialist surgeon.

In her spare time, Casey is kept busy by her two young boys and her little mixed breed dog, Bailey.

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Dr William McLanachan

Veterinary Intern (Surgery)

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Dr William McLanachan

Veterinary Intern (Surgery)

BVSc (Hons) MANZCVS (Surgery)

Casey grew up on the beaches of the Sunshine Coast. She graduated from the University of Queensland, with honours, in 2013. She spent six years in general practice where she developed a passion for small animal surgery, particularly lameness, fracture repair and brachycephalic surgery.

She completed two years of surgical internship and became a member of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Surgeons. She is now completing her surgical residency here at ARH to become a specialist surgeon.

In her spare time, Casey is kept busy by her two young boys and her little mixed breed dog, Bailey.

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Dr Farrah Harris

Veterinary Intern (Surgery)

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Dr Farrah Harris

Veterinary Intern (Surgery)

BVSc (Hons)

Farrah graduated from the University of Queensland with honours in 2020.

She grew up in Gympie, QLD, before moving to Brisbane to complete her university degree. Since graduation, Farrah has completed two veterinary internships, following her passion for small animal surgery, particularly spinal surgery and angular limb correction.

In her spare time, Farrah enjoys travelling, going to the beach and spending time with her two dogs, Charlie the Maltese cross, and Frankie the Miniature Dachshund.

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Dr Colin Yeung

Veterinary Intern (Surgery)

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Dr Colin Yeung

Veterinary Intern (Surgery)

BVSc (Hons)

Colin graduated from the University of Queensland with honours in 2022. He was born and raised in Hong Kong and moved to Brisbane to study veterinary science. During his university years, he developed a strong interest in surgery. Prior to commencing the surgery internship, he also completed a rotating internship here at ARH. Outside of work, Colin enjoys playing (but more often watching) soccer matches, and spending time with his cat, Hedwig.

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Dr Fiona Krait

Veterinary Intern (Surgery)

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Dr Fiona Krait

Veterinary Intern (Surgery)

BVetMed MRCVS

Fiona graduated from Royal Veterinary College in London in 2019. She was born in France, and grew up in Paris and various other locations within the UK. She is passionate about surgery, especially soft tissue. Outside of work, Fiona enjoys karate, reading, board games and exploring Australia with her German Shepherd Sylphrena and cat Kelsier.

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Dr Elizabeth Dill-Macky

Small Animal Internal Medicine Specialist

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Dr Elizabeth Dill-Macky

Small Animal Internal Medicine Specialist

BVSc (Hons) DipVetClinStud MANZCVS (Small Animal Medicine) DACVIM-SAIM

Following graduation from the University of Queensland in 1982, Elizabeth completed an internship in small animal clinical studies at the University of Sydney.

Her specialty training in small animal internal medicine was undertaken in the USA with a residency at the University of Florida followed by a year as a clinical instructor at the University of Pennsylvania.

Elizabeth subsequently worked as a small animal medical registrar at the University of Sydney for eight years before becoming one of the first internal medicine specialists and directors of the Animal Referral Hospital in Sydney.

Elizabeth spent seven years living overseas with her husband and Morris, their cat, working in Switzerland, at the University of Bern’s veterinary hospital, and at a private specialist and emergency hospital in Greensboro, North Carolina.

She is one of the founding partners of the ARH Brisbane specialist and emergency hospital.

Elizabeth is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine and a Member of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in small animal medicine.

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Dr Emily Cook

Small Animal Internal Medicine Specialist

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Dr Emily Cook

Small Animal Internal Medicine Specialist

BVSc, FANZCVS (Small Animal Medicine)

Emily graduated from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science, first class honours in 2006 and worked in small animal practice in Brisbane for a year.

She then undertook a small animal rotating internship at the University of Queensland veterinary teaching hospital in 2008 and it was during her internship she developed a love of internal medicine.

Emily achieved Membership to the Small Animal Medicine Chapter of the ANZCVS in 2010 and started her formal residency training at the University of Queensland in 2012. During her time at the University of Queensland she was heavily involved in the teaching and mentoring of veterinary students and was awarded Best Clinician by the final year students in 2016.

She successfully passed her fellowship exams in small animal medicine in July 2017.

Emily enjoys all aspect of internal medicine and has particular interests in gastrointestinal, kidney and immunologic disease. She also enjoys clinical teaching and places great importance on client education.

She is grounded by her husband and Golden Retriever, Stanley.

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Dr Gemma Birnie

Small Animal Internal Medicine Specialist

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Dr Gemma Birnie

Small Animal Internal Medicine Specialist

BVSc (Hons) FANZCVS (Small Animal Medicine)

Gemma graduated from Massey University in New Zealand with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science with honours in 2009.

She worked in general practice on the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria for 2 years, before completing an internship at Sydney University.

After completion of her internship, Gemma worked as an emergency veterinarian in a private specialist clinic in Melbourne.

In 2014, she moved to Queensland, undertaking an internal medicine residency at a Brisbane specialist centre.

Gemma successfully passed her fellowship exams in 2018.

She has particular interests in immune mediated disease, infectious disease and neurology.

Gemma’s hobbies outside of work include bushwalking, baking, flower arranging, and spending time with her partner and cheeky Wirehaired Dachshund, Hazel.

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Dr Jordan Fletcher

Medicine Resident

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Dr Jordan Fletcher

Medicine Resident

Jordan graduated from the University of Queensland in 2020 with first class honours. She received the ASAV Small Animal Medicine and Surgery Award, the VSS Award for Excellence in Small Animal Medicine, and the RHG Burns Memorial Prize.

 

After completing two internships at the Animal Referral Hospital, she spent time in general practice, then returned to us to complete an internal medicine residency. Jordan enjoys all aspects of internal medicine. Her particular interests include gastroenterology, endocrinology, and nephrology.

 

In her spare time, she spends time with her partner and her two naughty dogs, Indy and George.

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Dr Alexander Hartmann

Veterinary Intern (Medicine)

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Dr Alexander Hartmann

Veterinary Intern (Medicine)

BVSc

Alex graduated from James Cook University with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Distinction) in 2022.

He was born and raised in Brisbane, working in referral practice for two years as a Veterinary Technician prior to enrolling in veterinary science. Throughout his studies, Alex worked in the emergency department of a teaching hospital in North Queensland as well as being a member of our emergency team during semester holidays. He has particular interest in internal medicine and clinical pathology, however enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine.

In his spare time, Alex enjoys being outdoors and spending time with his Gordon Setter, Theo.

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Dr Amber Jurek

Veterinary Intern (Medicine)

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Dr Amber Jurek

Veterinary Intern (Medicine)

BSc(VetBiosc) DVM

Amber graduated from the University of Adelaide in 2020. Born and raised in Adelaide, she completed a rotating internship at SASH Adelaide, where she further developed her passion for small animal medicine. In her spare time, Amber enjoys reading, spending time in nature (hiking, camping, exploring national parks), café hopping and walking her beloved Border Collie, Kai.

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Dr Max Ernst

Veterinary Intern (Medicine)

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Dr Max Ernst

Veterinary Intern (Medicine)

BVSc

Max graduated from James Cook University in Townsville in 2019. He worked in general practice for several years, travelling around Australia and New Zealand, before joining the team at ARH. He enjoys all aspects of internal medicine, with a particular interest in immune-mediated diseases. In his spare time, Max enjoys being outdoors, boating and travelling.

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Dr Maurine Thomson

Small Animal Surgery and Surgical Oncology Specialist

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Dr Maurine Thomson

Small Animal Surgery and Surgical Oncology Specialist

BVSc FANZCVS (Small Animal Surgery)

Maurine graduated from the University of Queensland in 1987 and worked as a new graduate in mixed practice in Maffra, Victoria and Moruya in New South Wales.

After several years travelling and working as a locum, she settled on a career in surgery and commenced a surgical internship in 1993.

Maurine completed a surgical residency at Murdoch University in 1996 before taking up a registrar position at the University of Queensland. The following year she undertook additional training in surgical oncology via a fellowship at Colorado State University and in 1998 attained fellowship in small animal surgery with the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists.

Since 1997 Maurine has worked exclusively in veterinary oncology. She is a registered specialist in small animal surgery and surgical oncology. Her strong interests are in mast cell tumours, oral tumours and thoracic and reconstructive surgery.

Maurine has written several book chapters on surgical oncology and is a recognised supervisor of specialist oncologists in Australia.

Her other non-veterinary interests include bushwalking, catering to the needs of two teenagers, a 13-year-old Cavalier King Charles (without a heart murmur!), four cats and a large garden. Her husband supports her and their friends with his craft brewing, and the bar is always open!

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Dr Kathleen O'Connell

Oncology Specialist

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Dr Kathleen O'Connell

Oncology Specialist

BVSc (Hons) FANZCVS (Oncology) MANZCVS (Small Animal Medicine) BBiomedSc (Hons) (Microbiology)

Kathleen has been dedicated to the field of oncology since working as a researcher on the human melanoma vaccine trial at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in 2001.

She credits her background in immunology research and publication of a thesis on tumour cell metastasis with piquing her interest in the specialty of oncology. After a number of years in cancer research she completed a bachelor of veterinary science, graduating from the University of Queensland in 2006 with first class honours. Following graduation, she worked in general practice in Brisbane before commencing training as a resident in veterinary oncology in 2008.

In 2010 she attained membership of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in small animal medicine and in 2013 achieved fellowship of the ANZCVS in veterinary oncology, becoming a registered specialist in the field. Her main areas of interest include haematological cancers, melanoma and mast cell tumours. Kathleen lectures students and examines for candidates becoming specialists and is a recognised trainer of specialist oncologists in Australia. Kathleen is a founding partner of the Brisbane Animal Referral Hospital.

Kathleen is also kept busy with her beautiful sons, wonderful husband and one very old Siberian Husky.

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Dr Elizabeth Morgan

Oncology Specialist

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Dr Elizabeth Morgan

Oncology Specialist

BVSc (Hons) FANZCVS (Oncology) MANZCVS (Small Animal Medicine)

Elizabeth graduated from the University of Queensland in 2010. After graduating she spent two years working in mixed practice in Northern New South Wales. After returning to Queensland and working in small animal practice for 12 months she commenced a 12-month rotating internship at a referral practice in Brisbane. 

Elizabeth then completed a 12-month oncology internship with current ARH oncologists, Kathleen O’Connell and Maurine Thomson, during which time she successfully passed her membership examinations in small animal internal medicine. She then commenced a residency and passed her ANZCVS fellowship examinations in veterinary oncology in 2020 and is a registered specialist in Veterinary Oncology.

Elizabeth is now a supervisor for oncology candidates and is currently the head examiner for Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists for Veterinary Oncology. 

She is particularly interested in haematopoietic tumours, mast cell tumours and is passionate about maintaining an excellent quality of life for her patients.

Outside of work, Elizabeth enjoys riding her horses or spending time with her family and  dogs  Faddy and Macca.

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Dr Rosemary Soh

Oncology Resident

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Dr Rosemary Soh

Oncology Resident

Rosemary is a Melbourne University graduate of 2014. She began her career working in different small animal practices, where she gained valuable experience in working with geriatric animals. It was during this time that she discovered her passion for Oncology and decided to specialize in this field.

After completing a year-long Oncology internship at an Animal Cancer clinic in Melbourne, Rosemary relocated to Brisbane to pursue a residency under the guidance of Dr. Morgan, Dr. O’Connell, and Dr. Thomson.

She is passionate about working with pet owners to tailor a treatment plan for cancer patients that prioritise their wellbeing.

In her free time, Rosemary enjoys spending time cuddling her British Shorthair, Prince Hubert, practicing pilates, and discovering Brisbane’s cafe scene.

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Dr Imogen Geh

Veterinary Intern (Oncology)

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Dr Imogen Geh

Veterinary Intern (Oncology)

BSc (Vet Bio), DVM

Imogen graduated from the University of Adelaide in 2019.

She was born and raised in Adelaide, and worked in general practice for several years prior to moving to Brisbane. She enjoys all aspects of internal medicine, but has a particular interest in endocrinology, neurology and infectious disease.

In her spare time, Imogen enjoys a variety of ocean hobbies, including scuba diving and surfing, and loves to get lost in a good book.

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Dr Christine Thomson

Neurology Specialist

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Dr Christine Thomson

Neurology Specialist

BVSc (Hons), DACVIM (Neurol), DECVN, PhD.

Christine graduated from the University of Melbourne in 1983, and completed a small animal medical and surgical neurology residency at North Carolina State College of Veterinary Medicine, USA, and a PhD in neuroscience at University of Glasgow, UK.

She is a Diplomate of both the American and European Veterinary Colleges of Neurology and has  worked at Melbourne, Glasgow, and Massey Universities, and latterly, in the Veterinary Medicine Department at University of Alaska. At the end of 2019, Christine swapped Alaska’s -30 0C for +30 0C here in Brisbane and started with the Animal Referral Hospital.

Along with her colleague, Dr Caroline Hahn, Christine has distilled decades of study and teaching about clinical neuroanatomy and neurological localisation into the text book, Veterinary Neuroanatomy: a clinical Approach (Elsevier 2012). Additionally, she has authored/co-authored more than 40 scientific papers ranging from neurobiology and neuronal cell culture to the neurological examination of seals, and spoken at national and international conferences.

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Dr Sarah Purcell

Veterinary Criticalist

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Dr Sarah Purcell

Veterinary Criticalist

BVSC (Hons) MANZCVS MVECC DACVECC

Sarah graduated from the University of Queensland in 2006 and worked in mixed general practice for 3 years before moving to Townsville to work as an emergency veterinarian at James Cook University.

Realising her passion for emergency and critical care, in 2012 Sarah moved to Perth to complete a residency in Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care at Murdoch University. During this time she obtained membership to the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in Small Animal Surgery, and Small Animal Emergency & Critical Care.

Sarah became a board certified specialist with the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care in 2015, and completed a Masters of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care in 2016. Since 2017 Sarah has been teaching students as a Senior Lecturer at the University of Queensland.

In 2022, she joined the team at ARH, wanting to focus her time more clinically treating critical care patients.

Her interests include all aspects of transfusion medicine, electrolyte abnormalities, emergency ultrasound and intravenous fluid therapy.

In her spare time she loves running and cross-fit, and spending time with her Golden Retriever Lola and her cat Evey.

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Dr Sureiyan Hardjo

Veterinary Criticalist

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Dr Sureiyan Hardjo

Veterinary Criticalist

BSc, BVMS, GradCertClinEd, MANZCVS (ECC, SA Surgery), FHEA, DACVECC

Sureiyan completed his veterinary training at Murdoch University in 2013 and has been working in South-East Queensland since.

He began his career with a rotating internship at the University of Queensland, then spent several years working as a full-time after-hours emergency and critical care vet. He developed a passion for clinical teaching, which led him to attain a graduate certificate in clinical education through Flinders University and fellowship status with the Higher Education Academy.

He is a member of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists by examination in emergency and critical care and small animal surgery.

Sureiyan undertook his specialist training in emergency medicine and critical care at the University of Queensland, whilst concurrently completing a professional doctorate, researching surgical airway access. He enjoys being able to provide the highest level of care for any patient with a life-threatening condition. His professional interests include respiratory emergencies and trauma.

Sureiyan has been a massive Formula 1 fan for decades and is a car guy. In his free time, he likes tinkering with the family cars, gaming, cooking, HIIT and spending time with his family.

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Dr Thy Nguyen

Emergency Veterinarian

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Dr Thy Nguyen

Emergency Veterinarian

BVSc (Hons)

Thy graduated from the University of Queensland with honours in 2020.

She has a special interest in small animal emergency and critical care.

In her spare time, Thy enjoys travelling, trying new foods, and spending time with her cat, Marmalade.

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Dr Tiffany Yung

Emergency Veterinarian

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Dr Tiffany Yung

Emergency Veterinarian

BVSc (Hons)

Tiffany graduated from the University of Queensland with honours in 2018.

She grew up in Hong Kong before moving to Brisbane, and has a special interest in small animal emergency and critical care.

In her spare time, Tiffany enjoys playing tennis, hiking, cooking and playing the guitar and piano, and spending time with her dog Hazel, and two cats, Skylar and Leah.

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Dr Hayat Zailan

Emergency Veterinarian

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Dr Hayat Zailan

Emergency Veterinarian

BVSc (Hons I)

Hayat graduated from the University of Queensland with first class honours in 2022.

He grew up in Singapore, and has a special interest in emergency and critical care.

In his spare time, Hayat enjoys travelling, photography, hiking and cooking.

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Dr Amber Giles

Diagnostic Imaging Veterinarian

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Dr Amber Giles

Diagnostic Imaging Veterinarian

BVSc

Amber graduated from James Cook University in North Queensland in 2012. She then worked as a vet in Cairns for four years before moving to the Sunshine Coast. It was while working at the Sunshine Coast that Amber discovered her passion for diagnostic imaging and started to focus her career around this area.

She has continued to study, and has completed a Certificate in Diagnostic Imaging through Massey University. In 2021, she will sit her Memberships through the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in Diagnostic Imaging.

Amber hopes to continue her passion and attain specialist qualification in diagnostic imaging. Amber has a boxer dog called Lego, and in her spare time she enjoys Muay Thai, going to the gym, eating great food and going to the beach.

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Dr Robyn Briggs

Veterinary Intern (Rotating)

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Dr Robyn Briggs

Veterinary Intern (Rotating)

BVSc (Hons)

Robyn graduated from the University of Queensland with first class honours in 2023. She was born and raised in Brisbane, and has a keen interest in all aspects of internal medicine and emergency and critical care. Outside of work, Robyn enjoys pilates, camping, and spending time with family, friends, and her cheeky cat, Yoda.

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Dr Jade de Beer

Veterinary Intern (Rotating)

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Dr Jade de Beer

Veterinary Intern (Rotating)

BSc(VetBiosc) DVM

Jade graduated from the University of Adelaide in 2023. She was born in South Africa, and moved to Australia in 2007, having spent time in both Sydney and Adelaide. She is enjoys all aspects of internal medicine, anaesthesia and emergency and critical care. In her spare time, Jade enjoys going to the beach, swimming, reading, and spending time with her cat, Willow.

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Dr Thomas Labone

Veterinary Intern (Rotating)

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Dr Thomas Labone

Veterinary Intern (Rotating)

BVSc

Thomas graduated from James Cook University in Townsville in 2021. He is passionate about all aspect of veterinary medicine for small animals, and also horses. Outside of work, he enjoys surfing, rock climbing and camping, and has been doing gymnastics (athlete, coach and judge) for over 14 years.

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Dr Brian Ng

Veterinary Intern (Rotating)

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Dr Brian Ng

Veterinary Intern (Rotating)

BSc DVM

Brian graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2023. He grew up in the sunny island nation of Singapore, and has special interests in neurology, imaging and surgery. In his spare time, Brian enjoys baking, hiking, and playing football and badminton.

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Dr Adeline Mak

Veterinary Intern (Rotating)

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Dr Adeline Mak

Veterinary Intern (Rotating)

BVSc

Adeline graduated from the University of Queensland in 2023. Adeline grew up in Hong Kong, and has a special interest in emergency and critical care. Outside of work she enjoys playing the piano, rock climbing and going to the gym.

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Lisa Govier

Client Relationship Manager

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Lisa Govier

Client Relationship Manager

Lisa was born in Brisbane, and raised in the Brisbane Valley, where she spent over 14 years nursing in general practice, 7 of those as practice manager.

She is passionate about nurturing the relationship between animal, owner and the veterinary team, to create an exceptional veterinary experience.

In her spare time, Lisa enjoys crocheting, gardening, mountain biking, and spending time with her partner and their French Bulldog, Piggy.